Foundation Projects

Myanmar's first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) (award)

Myanmar Internet Exchange Association Inc. (MMIX)

A winner of the ISIF Asia Awards 2023 is MMIX (Myanmar Internet Exchange) for their work developing and operating Myanmar’s first internet exchange point (IXP). As a not-for-profit community-led exchange, it  is carrier and data neutral, providing IP peering facilities for its members.

Since the start of operations in 2017, MMIX has grown to two IXPs and 3 Points of Presence (POPs) with 26 Peer ASNs and plans to extend their network reach to a data centre.

The award was accepted by project lead Thein Myint Khine.

The 2023 ISIF Asia awards included a grant of USD 5,000 to support their work, as well as covering travel costs to attend the 2023 Internet Governance Forum held in Kyoto, Japan.

Left to Right: Dr Zartash Ufzal Uzmi with director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Paul Wilson, APNIC Foundation CEO Sylvia Cadena, fellow award winners Thein Myint Khein and Dr Ling Teck Chaw, and Jun Murai, known in Japan as the ‘Father of the Internet’ for his extensive work on Internet research and infrastructure.